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Thursday, August 20, 2009

bubble gum anyone?

When we moved into this house, I devoted the largest bedroom to my 'craft room.' Soon baby Stella came along and the Big Plan was to put Stella in Sidney's room. When we discovered that our Big Girl didn't appreciate a crying baby, Stella moved into my craft room. Of course, that put quite a damper any crafting that I hoped might occur since naptime is craft time. I moved most of my equipment downstairs and did sewing/scrapbooking/random crafting at the dining room table, much to Steve's dismay. Being the third child, Stella never had a nursery. She had the only unpainted room in the house that housed everything we didn't have a place for. Life is so unfair, baby. So here we are today with another baby on the way and we've run out of bedrooms, so the girls are going to bunk together as originally planned.

Since darlin' Sidney was born, she has lived in an Americana theme room. I have always loved it---but she had dreams of Pink. Since I'm the one who loves the Americana, Sidney's room has now become my craft room the nursery and the old craftroom/junk spot/nursery is now a delightful shade of pink and housing matching beds for my two little girlies. Stella, however, is staying in the crib as long as I can manage it, so she doesn't live in the room yet. Sidney is perfectly fine with that arrangement.

Here is the room as Steve was taking down the crib and moving it across the hall:

See what I mean about it being a catch-all room?

See the dresser up there in the 2nd picture? I wanted that in the girl's new room, but it didn't fit with the beds. There is a matching chest and two nightstands, though, that we painted a cream color (they look white, but they are cream, dang it!). Here's the room & the furniture after much painting:




There is nothing up on the walls yet because I'm not sure where I want to go from here. I'm sure in a few months I'll get to nesting and really finish it up.

I do need to warn anyone out there who is planning on painting a room using the colors of pink, brown, and cream that you might develop an uncontrollable craving for Brach's Neapolitan Coconut Sundaes and feel the need to buy a bag and eat them all. There. You've been warned!

11 comments:

Shelah said...

Very cute!

Lei said...

that turned out great!!!

Clegg Family said...

I love the girliness! You guys did a great job! So will the new baby be where Stella was??

Char said...

Super cute!

I remember the Americana room being WAY cute, too.

emlouisa said...

cute! and man, that's a whole lotta pink! I bet syd loves it!

Julee said...

I LOVE their room!!!!!!!!! It is so stinkin cute!!! You are such a good painter!!

ditndetes said...

I probably won't go for the coconut thing... but I love the new room!!! How cute!

david-and-shellie said...

I love the girls' room! What sweet colors, no pun intended. ;)
How are you doing with your pregnancy? Has the morning sickness let up? Your post is really inspiring me to get moving on a room in my house!! Maybe the kitchen, or maybe our bedroom--it's pretty sad! It looks the same at when we moved in nearly 2 years ago. I might have to steal your idea and look for some cute shower curtains to use. I love how your front room draperies turned out!

Katie said...

Oh so cute! I can't wait to see it for real. You are inspiring me. . .

sweetpea said...

LOVE the new room! The beds are adorable, and the paint is perfect!

Jer and Cam said...

I know I've asked you before, but can you come decorate my house? And just fyi, I could easily do the pink and brown thing cause those neopolitan candies are nasty! Geesh girl, let me introduce you to some peanut butter m&ms....now those are YUM! Maybe the pregnancy has got your taste buds all jumbled! Hee hee!
Hope you are feeling good!!